Oil on gray academy board painting of a famous location in New York's Catskill Mountains.........the old Catskill Mountain House, beloved subject of many of the famous Hudson River School painters. An exotic location in the nineteenth century, the isolated structure was a draw for fashionable tourists and artists alike. It was built in 1824 and despite competition nearby, operated until 1941, before the ruins were burned intentionally in the 1963. The likes of Thomas Cole, and Jasper Cropsey painted it in its prime, and Thomas Hill, Asher Durand, Frederick Church and many other members of the Hudson River School might have also painted it due to its dramatic yet poetic setting. This painting is apparently unsigned. It likely dates to about the 1880's. The painting measures 18" by 11 3/4" (24" by 17 3/4" framed). Frame is in very good condition, and the painting is clean and ready to hang on the wall. Found in Southern California.
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